Are you curious about what’s available for teens at the Museum? You’re in luck! The Museum offers a range of programs for students interested in art or art history, or any artistic discipline. The Museum is also a great place to socialize, have fun and to meet other students with similar interests. Contact Alice Novak, Assistant Curator of Adult programs to learn more.
The Muses is the name of the Museum’s Teen Council that meets once a month at the Museum. Council members from public and private schools in Montgomery meet to plan events at the Museum. Events include exhibitions, art performances, outdoor activities, poetry competitions, and opportunities to work with living artists. If you are interested in becoming a Muses member or learning more about teen events, please contact Alice Novak, Assistant Curator of Education.
AP Art History
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts 2015/2016 A.P. Art History class meets daily at 7:25 AM in the Museum library. While exploring works of art from world cultures ancient to present, students from local schools share ideas and experiences. The group also encounters original works of art in collections. A challenging program, A.P. Art History is the perfect foundation for a life long love of Museums and a broad introduction to the connections between artistic expressions and aspects of historical culture. Interested students can contact Alice Novak.
The AP Art History program is sponsored by BBVA Compass Bank.
The Junior Curators program provides opportunities for teens to organize exhibitions at the museum. Students will have the opportunity to work with museum staff to learn about how things work “behind the scenes.” Students will also have an opportunity to plan and mount exhibitions and serve as mentors for young students.
Honoring the Montgomery Bus Boycott, an Artistic Evening
Thursday, January 21, 5:30 PM
As the City of Montgomery embarks upon a year long commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, there are many citizens who remember the efforts towards equality in public transportation led by the Montgomery Improvement Association in 1955 and 1956. At the same time, the next generation has reflected on the meaning of this important milestone in American history that occurred in our very city.
In partnership with the university and college community, the Museum has organized an evening of creative celebration of the legacy of Rosa Parks and many others. With Trebled Soul from Alabama State University, Dr. Felicia Bell of the Rosa Parks Museum, performers from Huntingdon College, dancers from Tuskegee University, and more, the college community will offer a memorable tribute at the Museum. Dr. Bell will offer a historical introduction followed by performances.
(Ages 14 and Older)
(REGISTRATION FOR STUDIO CLASSES, SCHEDULED FROM JANARY THRU MARCH, BEGINS FRIDAY, December 11th)
Studio classes are available for teens and adults throughout the year. Classes offer instruction in a variety of art mediums, including digital media. Download the Studio Flyer to learn more or call 334.240.4365.
Stained Glass Workshops
For beginners as well as those with prior experience working in glass, this course will teach all the steps in creating a stained glass window – from design, color selection, and composition in glass to glass cutting, construction, and soldering techniques. Students with more experience will be encouraged to develop their own patterns. All glass working tools and most materials are provided. Class size is limited to eight students, so sign up early!
Note: To allow more time to complete projects, this popular class has been extended to a series of eight classes.
Instructor: Gloria Simons
Time: 6 to 8:30 PM
Thursdays: January 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 25; March 10, 17
Cost: $200 members/$245 non-members for the series of eight classes
Watercolors for Everyone
Explore the nuances and techniques of this exciting medium while working with this popular Troy University professor and artist! Learn about design, composition, and color theory (including the use of transparent vs. opaque paint). Develop your creative potential to produce paintings with glowing color, while working from still life and landscapes. All levels are welcome! Some supplies will be provided. Class size is limited to 12 participants.
Instructor: Russell Everett
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Thursdays: January 21, 28; February 4, 18, 25
Cost: $110 members/$155 non-members for the series of five classes
Graphite Drawing Workshop
Don’t miss the chance to learn and practice well-known artist Elana Hagler’s personal technique of creating atmospheric drawings using graphite powder! Participants will work in both an additive and subtractive drawing method, using rags, stumps, erasers, and graphite in both powdered and pencil forms. Working in a smaller format will allow for the development of multiple drawings during the course of the workshop. Students are encouraged to bring in their own photographs as source material to create personally meaningful work. Most supplies will be provided. Class size is limited to 12 participants.
Instructor: Elana Hagler
Saturday, February 20: 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.;
Sunday, February 21: 1:30 to 4:30 P.M.
Cost: $100 members/$145 non-members for the two-day workshop
Tuition cost will be refunded if a class is canceled.
For a full refund, cancellations must be made NO LATER THAN 2 WEEKS BEFORE
the class, workshop, or camp begins. After that time a 25%
administrative fee will be charged.